Brewed by Desnoes and Geddes (Diageo PLC)
Style: Foreign Stout
Kingston, Jamaica


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RATINGS: 728   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Ingredients: Black malt; corn syrup; caramel malt; and hop extract. Priming sugar used when bottling.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - MAY 2, 2004
Thanks to Lubiere. Dark brown, tan head. Malty aroma, slightroast. Cherried notes. Malty, slightly cardboar flavor. A little alcohol in the finish. Maple syrup notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - MAR 28, 2004
Dark brown/black body, nice tan head. Sweet licorice aroma along with some malt and a bit of alcohol. Flavor is a tad roasty with some molasses and licorice coming through. Pretty sweet with a mild alcohol finish. Pretty smooth. This would F$%#@ you up in the Jamaican sun. Pretty nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beer Snob (501) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 28, 2004
Very sweet, well roasted flavour with the taste of alcohol present as well. A complex taste which surprises considering the brewer. Always available in Toronto and just about the cheapest import around. A good stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pootzboy (1609) - Hawgville, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 16, 2004
I tried this Dragon stout the same evening as some lion extra stout from other carib brewers. This is definitely the better of the two. These stouts are both extremely sweet as befits the tropical stout style. The fact they both come from the Caribbean suggests to me they have cane sugars/molasses and other spicing to flavor them. This dragon porter was less sweet than the lion extra but had some distinct characteristics. It had a great, rich chocolate foamy head when poured but this vanished quickly. This stout is very sweet...figs-coffee-molasses to the tongue and that sweetness lingers long after swallowing due to the absence of sufficient hopping. It smelled reminiscent of a traditional stout except sweet and very alcoholic ( mine was 7.5%). Thankfully they package in 300mil bottles (1/2 pints), the portion is correct for this wobbly pop. Overall not a bad experience but these sweet stouts are not for me. I like the big baltics or imperial porters. Were it not for the syrupy demeanor, this beer would be a dead ringer for a local sweet stout made by Formosa Springs brewery in the 70s. They only made it in small batches and only once a year for obvious reasons…..it’s not to everyone’s taste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
piscator34 (2032) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 10, 2004
Obviously, a dark (virtually black) beer. Alcohol and licorice on the nose. Quite sweet flavor, with more licorice and alcohol. Thin on the mouth, and a bit too much alcohol flavor for me.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
spkldhenlvr24 (517) - Newburgh/Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 6, 2004
The Jamacian Guiness. A very dark stout, but not too bad for a foreign stout. 7.5 is pretty good ABV.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (11856) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 3, 2004
Non-oily black body with medium brown head. Aroma is sweet, caramel, anise, molasses. Taste is moderately sweet, anise, light roasty, finishing anise and alcohol. Medium body with some stickiness to it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jeppe (2631) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - FEB 15, 2004
Thick black stout with a nice dark tan head. Malt and liquorice aroma. Flavor is sweet at first with a dry bitter hoppy finish. Roasted malt and chocolate notes. Very carbonated. Mild and nice but maybe a little too thin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Crockett (1027) - Southampton,Ontario, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 9, 2004
Boozey aroma, dark brown/red. Licorice and booze. Chocolate malty with molases. Floral notes. Warming with a nice mouth feel. Never had a tropical stout before. I thought it was tastey overall.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tessic (917) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 7, 2004
This one poured black with a nice soapy/creamy tan head. Alcohol, wine and molasses with a little chocolate and coffee. First taste was smooth with a little wine/alcohol taste. The finish was of roasted molasses. Almost a warming alcohol flavour. Leeds me to wonder if its not higher than 7%? The palate was smooth with lingering coffee flavours.

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